English: smell

English verb 'smell' conjugated in all tenses

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Nominal Forms

Infinitive: to smell
Participle: smelt; smelled
Gerund: smelling

Indicative

Present

Ismell
yousmell
he;she;itsmells
wesmell
yousmell
theysmell

Perfect

Ihave smelt; smelled
youhave smelt; smelled
he;she;ithas smelt; smelled
wehave smelt; smelled
youhave smelt; smelled
theyhave smelt; smelled

Past

Ismelt; smelled
yousmelt; smelled
he;she;itsmelt; smelled
wesmelt; smelled
yousmelt; smelled
theysmelt; smelled

Pluperfect

Ihad smelt; smelled
youhad smelt; smelled
he;she;ithad smelt; smelled
wehad smelt; smelled
youhad smelt; smelled
theyhad smelt; smelled

Future

Iwill smell
youwill smell
he;she;itwill smell
wewill smell
youwill smell
theywill smell

Future perfect

Iwill have smelt; smelled
youwill have smelt; smelled
he;she;itwill have smelt; smelled
wewill have smelt; smelled
youwill have smelt; smelled
theywill have smelt; smelled

Subjunctive

Present

Ismell
yousmell
he;she;itsmell
wesmell
yousmell
theysmell

Perfect

Ihave smelt; smelled
youhave smelt; smelled
he;she;ithave smelt; smelled
wehave smelt; smelled
youhave smelt; smelled
theyhave smelt; smelled

Imperfect

Ismelt; smelled
yousmelt; smelled
he;she;itsmelt; smelled
wesmelt; smelled
yousmelt; smelled
theysmelt; smelled

Pluperfect

Ihad smelt; smelled
youhad smelt; smelled
he;she;ithad smelt; smelled
wehad smelt; smelled
youhad smelt; smelled
theyhad smelt; smelled

Conditional

Present

Iwould smell
youwould smell
he;she;itwould smell
wewould smell
youwould smell
theywould smell

Perfect

Iwould have smelt; smelled
youwould have smelt; smelled
he;she;itwould have smelt; smelled
wewould have smelt; smelled
youwould have smelt; smelled
theywould have smelt; smelled

Imperative

yousmell
weLet's smell
yousmell

Progressive (Continuous) Forms

Indicative

Present

Iam smelling
youare smelling
he;she;itis smelling
weare smelling
youare smelling
theyare smelling

Perfect

Ihave been smelling
youhave been smelling
he;she;ithas been smelling
wehave been smelling
youhave been smelling
theyhave been smelling

Past

Iwas smelling
youwere smelling
he;she;itwas smelling
wewere smelling
youwere smelling
theywere smelling

Pluperfect

Ihad been smelling
youhad been smelling
he;she;ithad been smelling
wehad been smelling
youhad been smelling
theyhad been smelling

Future

Iwill be smelling
youwill be smelling
he;she;itwill be smelling
wewill be smelling
youwill be smelling
theywill be smelling

Future perfect

Iwill have been smelling
youwill have been smelling
he;she;itwill have been smelling
wewill have been smelling
youwill have been smelling
theywill have been smelling

Conditional

Present

Iwould be smelling
youwould be smelling
he;she;itwould be smelling
wewould be smelling
youwould be smelling
theywould be smelling

Perfect

Iwould have been smelling
youwould have been smelling
he;she;itwould have been smelling
wewould have been smelling
youwould have been smelling
theywould have been smelling

Verbs conjugated like smell

dwell, indwell, misspell, smell, spell, spill,

Additional Information

Cf. Old English leornian (learn), pennan (pen), smellan (smell), spellian (spell) and spillan (spill).

Etymology

c.1175, "emit or perceive an odor," also n., "odor, aroma, stench," not found in O.E., perhaps cognate with M.Du. smolen, Low Ger. smelen "to smolder" (see smolder). OED says "no doubt of O.E. origin, but not recorded, and not represented in any of the cognate languages." Ousted O.E. stenc (see stench) in most senses. Someone should revive smell-feast (n.) "one who scents out where free food is to be had" (1519, "very common" c.1540-1700, OED) and smell-smock "licentious man" (c.1550-1900). To smell a rat "be suspicious" is from 1550.